Chinese Bronze Bo Bell

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 11 December 2018

This is one of a set of Bo, of which a number still survives, made at the Jin State foundry at Houma. The decoration on the bell was made by using pattern blocks, so that exactly the same motifs, made with the same set of blocks, appear on several of the bells. Eastern Zhou period, 6th to 5th century BCE. From modern-day China. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2018, December 11). Chinese Bronze Bo Bell. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Chinese Bronze Bo Bell." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 11, 2018.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Chinese Bronze Bo Bell." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 11 Dec 2018. Web. 26 Apr 2019.

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